Diana Sokolova is a Ph.D. candidate in the Media School at Indiana University Bloomington. A major theme in her work is the comparison of independent and government-controlled media, comparative international framing of the news, and Russian political communication and media. Her dissertation, “Comparing Two Media Realities: How Russian Alternative and Traditional Broadcast Media Framed the Politics Three Months before the Duma Election in 2016," explores the role of independent media in the 2016 Russian Duma elections. She is a recipient of the Indiana University Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year, which she will use to complete the writing of her dissertation. She will share her preliminary findings from her dissertation at the 2017 ASEEES conference in Chicago, IL. Sokolova is an experienced journalist, a Fulbright scholar with a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arizona, and has experience teaching journalism classes.
Graduate Student, Journalism